In a medium, heavy saucepan, combine the wine, sugar, and clove over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Add the pears and simmer until tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer the pears to a medium bowl. Bring the liquid to a simmer and cook until thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and discard the clove. Pour the syrup over the pears and let cool to room temperature. Serve with the Pear, Stilton, and Walnut Souffles.
Yield: about 1 cup